Prolonged secretion of IL-15 in patients with severe forms of acute graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in children

Satoru Kumaki, Masayoshi Minegishi, Hiromi Fujie, Yoji Sasahara, Yoshiyuki Ohashi, Shigeru Tsuchiya, Tasuke Konno

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Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is one of the most common and fatal complications that follows allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Donor origin T cells are responsible for the initiation of GVHD. In this report, we demonstrate that conditioning regimens for BMT resulted in elevated serum levels of interleukin-15 (IL-15), which reached maximum levels within 15 days and returned to basal levels within 25 days after allogeneic BMT, in all patients examined. Thereafter, circulating IL-15 was detected only in patients with grade III or IV acute GVHD with gut involvement. In contrast, IL-2 was not detected at any time in these patients. Since IL-15 is able to activate antigen-stimulated T cells and natural killer (NK) cells, IL-15 may play an important role in the development of severe forms of acute GVHD.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)307-312
ページ数6
ジャーナルInternational journal of hematology
67
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 1998 4月
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  • 血液学

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